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Mansfield Township Elementary School staff learns basic bleeding control skills

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Independence Township First Aid Chief Vazquez, Training Center Coordinator Kostenbader, Lieutenant Lundy, EMT Flint, and EMT student Kowalick recently trained the administrators, teachers, and staff at the Mansfield Elementary School in basic bleeding control skills.

This training, which the Mansfield Township Office of Emergency Management coordinated, started with a quick lecture on the basics of bleeding control followed by a round of skill stations.

(Photo Credit | Independence First Aid Squad)
(Photo Credit | Independence First Aid Squad)

In the stations, students learned to stop life-threatening bleeding by using their hands to apply pressure to a wound, how to pack a wound to control bleeding, and how to correctly apply a tourniquet to save a life before someone bleeds out.

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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